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February 14, 2014 by

ARM licenses next-gen flash replacements

ARM plans to accelerate their energy-use advantage over Intel by licensing two innovative non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) technologies last month. ARM puts sizable financial and technical muscle behind the search for a flash replacement.

August 8, 2011 by

Bing ads lead to more malware; new Mac Trojan in the wild

Malware authors will do just about anything to fool you into installing their software. A popular target is search engine advertising, which one gang is using on Microsoft's search results. In a separate attack, Mac users are being targeted by a Trojan that mimics a Flash installer.

July 2, 2008 by

Microsoft: Silverlight content is searchable, too

When Adobe, Google and Yahoo announced earlier this week that content stored in its Flash file format would be more easily indexable by Google's and Yahoo's search engines, Microsoft was nowhere to be found. It took a while, but I got Microsoft to explain how/why Silverlight already is indexable....

July 1, 2008 by

Search-ability in Flash

Last night Adobe announced that we've given a special version of the Flash Player to Google and Yahoo that will more accurately let them crawl through Flash content. Even though Google has been indexing .

July 1, 2008 by

Adobe makes Flash searchable, crawlable

It's not gadget news per se, but if you consider Adobe Flash a tool in your arsenal, this is big news.Posted on Slashdot today is news that Adobe has figured out a way to make Flash crawlable by search engines:Today Adobe systems made an announcement that it has provided technology and information to Google and Yahoo!

January 28, 2008 by

Callers beware, Customs knows where you are

Customs plans on rolling out a system to identify a caller's location and what phone system they are using, however it has yet to reveal whether it will cross reference calls with Australia's national caller database.

July 5, 2007 by

Making the sky searchable

Computer scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have teamed up with astronomers at New York University on an ambitious project. You can send them a picture of the sky above your head and their special software will identify the stars that are in the image. In other words, their computer program will make night sky searchable. The team is organizing and mixing images coming from astronomical databases with images coming from 'all kinds of cameras, amateur telescopes, large ground-based telescopes, and space telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope.' This specialized search engine is still in beta-version, but is available to both professional and amateur astronomers.


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